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Fredericksburg pumpkin patches: Where to pick the perfect pumpkin around Fredericksburg

The first weekend in October was hot and steamy.

And this past weekend, it rained. And rained. And rained some more.

With that in mind, we’re guessing there are still plenty of pumpkins to be picked from Fredericksburg-area farms.

Prices vary and some farms offer several ticket options. For detailed cost breakdowns, please see the farm Web sites listed below.

Here’s a sample of options to get you started. (If you don’t see your favorite pick-your-own farm listed, feel free to add it in the comments section at the bottom.)

Braehead Farm, 1130 Tyler St., Fredericksburg

Belvedere Plantation

at the corner of Routes 2 and 17 in Spotsylvania County

Clark’s Farm

721 Courthouse Rd. (Rte. 630), Stafford County

Miller Farms

12101 Orange Plank Road Locust Grove

Mt. Olympus Farm

30 minutes south of Fredericksburg, at 23298 Jefferson Davis Highway, Ruther Glen

Snead’s Farm

18294 Tidewater Trail Fredericksburg

Westmoreland Berry Farm

1235 Berry Farm Ln, Oak Grove

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  • Shane Cory

    I hear good things about Clark’s Farm. Having gone to Belvedere every year for the past 10, I won’t be going back. Belvedere has turned into an unabashed profit machine. I’m all in favor of capitalism but you shouldn’t be asked to pull out your wallet around every corner when you’re simply going out to pick pumpkins.

    The Belvedere “experience” now costs a small fortune while the actual experience is exactly the same — except the food is now much worse.

  • Regina Johnson

    Braehead Farms has an amazing selection of pumpkins, not to mention tons of other goodies and activities. I got my pumpkins there and they are perfect! Address is 1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburt. Super convenient, its just off Route 3…

  • Roxanna Snead

    Braehead Farm is a MUST! Located in the City limits of Fredericksburg, I-95, Rt 3 EAST 2 miles, right on Belman Rd, right on Tyler farm on left! 1130 Tyler St. Fredericksburg, VA 22401. 540-899-9848. VERY family friendly. It is free to come to the farm and pick produce (including pumpkins and strawberries) and go to the FULL FARM MARKET! Open Daily 10-6. Or you can go to the back $5.00 admission area of the farm which is in the “Play-Grounds in the Barn Lot” to the hay barns, farm animals, pumpkin patches, corn & sunflower mazes, swings, sand piles and so much more. On Weekends through Nov 3 they are having Harvest Festival Weekends for 7.50 a person which includes everything above plus hayrides, pumpkin carving & decorating. Food vendors, face painting vendor, birthday barns and more! 2 and under are free! LIKE them on Facebook for up to date info or check out their website! Beautiful pumpkins including ornamental pumpkins!!

    • Rae Lynn Boyer

      Thank you for your post, Roxanna! It’s sad that a “Fredericksburg” newspaper would leave out the only farm right in the city! And they have reasonable rates! Which is more than you can say for some places these days….

      • Rae Lynn Boyer

        hehe….they added you. :o)

  • Deborah Seay

    Braehead Farm is a WONDERFUL place for families to go and pick beautiful pumpkins, regular ones and ornamental ones! AND they are close to the city. Family owned and operated! Love it there!

  • Calyn

    Braehead Farm is a must-go this season!!! Along with my sons preschool field trip of which everyone absolutely loved, my family attends every week! The market has a great variety of delicious produce, jams, ice cream, milk and so much more!

    The Harvest festival is a blast for the whole family with lots of things to do like a corn maze, sunflower maze, hayride, huge playground to play in, animals, swings in the hay loft and picking out a huge pumpkin that we were able to carve and decorate right at the farm!!

    The farm is in a great location in Fredericksburg and has such a great family atmosphere with great prices!!

  • Holly

    Sneads farm is incredible! Their price for entry has gone up a little this year ($10 per car) but that is only on the weekends. If you go during the week it’s FREE! When you’re there you feel so at home. They go to great lengths to make everything inviting! Their price to pick your own pumpkin is $6 (same price as a Walmart pumpkin) and it’s much more fun and educational to spend your day on a family farm than to pick a pumpkin out of a box in front of Wally World! We got the special Super Sized pumpkins this year for only $10! They are always so nice you feel like your visiting a friend! I’ve also known them to give Christmas trees to needy families! As for Belvedere, I agree completely with the other person on this discussion. They have just gotten out of hand. It’s too the point that they are just gouging folks! So if your familiar with Belvedere, drive there but keep going on the same rode for about three miles and look on your right for Sneads farm. Your family and wallet will thank you!